Mark and Natasha’s prayer letter

January 2009

Deputation Update

Dear Pastor & Praying Friends,

Full Time – We are at full time missionary status and are now traveling full time on deputation! We spent the last six months working part time on deputation while still working full time at the church. During this time, we were able to raise about 20% of our support and book several meetings for 2009.

We already have a full calendar for the early part of this year, and we will be traveling in the following states over the next month: GA, TN, and OH.

Commissioning Service – On January 4th, 2009, our home church, Vision Baptist Church, commissioned us to “carry out the great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ in the propagation of the Gospel and the  establishment of local New Testament Churches.” We were first challenged from the word of God. Then, the church laid hands on us and prayed for us showing that they saw evidence of Godʼs hand on us and were sending us as their representatives to China.

O.G. Summit – Wow! We started the year off at the Our Generation Summit in Gatlinburg, TN. This was the best Summit that I have been to, and I have attended them all. God used this Summit to keep the fire going in my life, to see His Name glorified by “filling the gap” and taking the Gospel to the world. We were able to see many people make genuine decisions to live for God and take the fire back home with them.

Blog – If you would like to stay up to date with us and where we are during deputation, you can sign up for our blog where we post weekly updates at

Thank you for being a part of our team, Project China, with your prayer and financial support!

In Christ,


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